10.09.19

Chairman Burr Statement on Turkish Action in Syria

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on Turkish action in Syria:

 “The Kurdish members of the Syrian Democratic Forces have been brave and stalwart partners in the fight against ISIS, and we should never abandon those who have fought beside us. ISIS may be debilitated and its territory dismantled, but the threat is not yet destroyed. Turkey’s actions will only empower our common enemy, further destabilizing the region and undermining hard-won gains. President Erdogan should cease his assault and withdraw Turkish troops from northern Syria immediately.”